Chubby Rat Is So Fat It Got Stuck In Sewer Gate, Had To Be Rescued

A whole team of firefighters came to the rescue of this chubby rat that got itself caught in a sewer grate in Bensheim, Germany.

The local animal rescue organization, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, was unable to free her, so they called firefighters to help.

The animal rescuer Michael Sehr said:

She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip – there was no going forward or back

The team was able to prop up the grate, get a rescue loop around the rat, and eventually free her from her predicament.

Some people were confused why so many people were there to save an animal normally considered a pest, but not Sehr He said:

Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.

To top it all off, the girls who discovered the rat gave rescuers a drawing of it surrounded by hearts.

You can see the whole rescue right here:

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